Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) February 03, 2016
Chris Jerry, international advocate and iHeart radio program host, announces his new radio program: Surviving Healthcare Today! where he will discuss the basics of patient safety advocacy. After losing his two-year-old daughter, Emily, to a preventable medical error, Chris found out just how devastating losses are from medical mistakes. These mistakes turn families and medical professionals into victims of these errors.
In the U.S. alone, 440,000 men, women and children die each year from preventable medical errors—mistakes most often caused by dedicated professionals. The majority are medication errors or hospital-acquired infections, and altogether they are the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. Many unreported casualties are labeled under a different cause of death. Patients who survive errors may have to live with a dangerous infection or other serious health issue for the rest of their lives. Chris Jerry has dedicated the years since his daughter’s tragic death to facilitating solutions for these issues through every level of medical care. His new radio program, Surviving Healthcare Today, will help listeners be a part of the solution instead of victims of the problems.
Chris zeroes in on specific issues that can lead to medical errors. Patient family involvement from asking questions, to advocating for their family member’s wellbeing and safety is one key solution.
The new radio program is co-produced with his advocacy partner, Joni Aldrich. Surviving Healthcare Today is the eighth advocacy-based radio program that Aldrich has launched in the past five years. Most of these shows are broadcast worldwide, including Advocacy Heals U, which is co-hosted by both Chris and Joni. Surviving Healthcare Today is the first program hosted by Chris Jerry.
In their new Pulitzer Prize nominated book ‘Advocacy Heals U’, the co-authors discuss every aspect of patient advocacy and personal advocacy. One of their core objectives is to produce radio programming from prominent health-related conferences. They broadcast their show live from the Patient Safety Movement Foundation summit in January, held in California. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation was established in 2013 by Joe Kiani, the Founder and CEO of Masimo Corporation. Mr. Kiani has convened hundreds of leading clinicians, hospital CEOs, and medical technology CEOs from around the globe with an aggressive goal: ZERO patient deaths by 2020. Chris Jerry has been actively involved since their second conference, serving on their international medication safety steering committee. This year, The Emily Jerry Foundation’s Guardian Angel Pediatric Safe Label Program has been submitted for their Patient Safety Movement Foundation Innovation Competition. For more information and to have Chris and Joni attend a medical conference or event, contact Diane at [email protected]
Advocacy Heals U is the seventh book by Author, Speaker, Radio Host and Healthcare Advocate Joni Aldrich. Joni speaks to the world through her books and international radio. She advocates for advocates, patient awareness, patient engagement, cancer families, caregiver rights, and cancer care legislation in honor of her husband and mother who lost their fight with cancer. Advocacy Heals U; 15 Keys to Fast Track Results and Emotional Fulfillment (Motivational Press, 2015) is available alt bookstores nationwide and from major online booksellers. For more information visit http://www.motivationalpress.com/Advocacy-Heals-U.
Joni Aldrich has been involved with Internet Radio broadcasting with Talk4Media for the past five years. During that time, she has produced 1,000 radio programs with medical professionals, researchers, patients, and support foundations from around the world. Joni has launched eight radio programs: Treatment SOS, Surviving Healthcare Today, Advocacy Heals U, Cancer SOS, Caregiving SOS, The Literate Patient, Diagnosis SOS and Ladies Who Inspire. Seven of these shows are still being broadcasted internationally through iHeart Radio (90 million subscribers in the U.S. and Australia) and UK Health Radio (Europe and Asia). In addition, live programs are simulcast on three Internet Radio Networks (part of the Talk4Media conglomerate): http://www.W4WN.com, http://www.W4CS.com, http://www.W4HC.com. Two of these are featured networks on iTunes.
Chris Jerry has been involved with Internet Radio broadcasting with Talk4Media for the past three years. Surviving Healthcare Today is Chris's second program launch. He is also the co-host of Advocacy Heals U, which has featured hundreds of advocates worldwide. The addition of Internet Radio complements Chris's advocacy work through speaking for The Emily Jerry Foundation. The Internet radio audience has experienced rapid growth...in fact, eMarketer analysis estimates that 12% of time spent with digital media will go to Internet radio this year while only 6% will be with Facebook. Chris's programs are also on iHeart Radio (90 million subscribers in the U.S. and Australia) and UK Health Radio (Europe and Asia). In addition, live programs are simulcast on three Internet Radio Networks (part of the Talk4Media conglomerate): http://www.W4WN.com, http://www.W4CS.com, http://www.W4HC.com. Two of these are featured networks on iTunes.